Bridget Melody
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Bridget Melody

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Roots Music Canada"

"Bridget is both a talented visual artist and a contemporary roots-pop singer-songwriter who is armed with a powerful voice and a compelling artistic vision. Her goal with her debut album, according to her website, was to perform a collection of uplifting, inspirational and socially conscious songs to counteract some of the doom and gloom of our current era. It’s not a Pollyannaish record by any means, and not all of the songs are about love, healing, and empowerment. For example, Bridget, who draws inspiration from her Mi’kmaq ancestry, wrote “A Canoe and a Ship” about the relationship between settlers and Indigenous people in Canada – but even that song is really a celebration of the strength and resilience of Indigenous people and an anthem of hope for a better outcome to come. It also happens to be bathed in an infectious electric guitar riff that’s distantly reminiscent of the one in Toto’s “Africa.” In fact, the production and instrumentation on this album are extremely diverse, thanks no doubt to producer/arranger Chris Birkett, who has worked with the ever-innovative Buffy Sainte-Marie. You can even hear Harpin’ Norm Lucien on harmonica in places". - Gordy the Moose


"Radio Airplay Blog"

Overall Impression: Bridget Melody draws from indigenous Mi'kmaq roots to deliver a bright and bouncing slice of original Indie Folk celebrating "The Waters of Gaspe"! Timeless vocal tones soar above a colorful blend of plucked strings, playful accordion and thunderous drums as Bridget lovingly conveys an inviting image of the life and lore that permeates "The Waters of Gaspe


Strongest Point(s): There's a wonderful vibrancy to "The Waters of Gaspe" - from Bridget's vocal approach to the instrumentation that supports it! Bright and clear, Bridget's vocals brilliantly define the feel and flow of the song and gesture nicely towards highly celebrated eras of Folk artistry. The connection from the artist to the location brings the lyrics to full life as well, blending well with the instrumentals to communicate a sense of awe and excitement for the bay and its beneficiaries. Great instrumental performances throughout, and a well-selected blend of voices for the style - especially the interplay between harmonica and accordion!


Target Audience Appeal: Bridget Melody's sound and style stand to catch the attentions and win the affections of any fan of classic Folk feels - and the specific subject matter and lyrical passion on display in "The Waters of Gaspe" promise to intrigue listeners from a wide range of backgrounds, whether they've heard of the bay or not!


Artist target suggestions: Joan Baez, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Karen Dalton, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Marianne Faithfull, Art Garfunkel, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, The Kingston Trio, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Bibio, Maja Lena, Alice Phoebe Lou, Sharon Van Etten - Jon Wright


Discography

Debut album ~ Spirit Dance released March 11, 2021

Dance Remix ~ Rise Up (Remix) by Eeladias ft. Bridget Melody

Symphonic Folk ~ The Space In Between (Remix) by Eeladias ft. Bridget Melody

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Bridget Melody is a Toronto based Indie/folk singer/songwriter and visual artist.

Armed with powerful vocals and a distinctive style, Bridget captivates audiences with engaging songs that stir the soul, challenge the conscience and elevate the spirit. 

Drawing from a mixed heritage of Mi'kmaq, French Canadian and Italian roots, an integral part of Bridget Melody’s artistry comes from her deep connection to land and spirit along with a driving passion to exalt beauty truth and beauty.

In collaboration with Platinum status producer/arranger Chris Birkett, and with support from the Ontario Arts Council, Bridget has released her debut album ‘Spirit Dance’ on march 11, 2021 and is working on a follow up album due out in early 2022.

Bridget has made appearances on Radio shows such as 106.5FM The ELMNT, Tales From the Big Canoe show on Canoe100.9FM ,The Undiscovered Show on CIUT 89.5FM and on CJRU The Scope for a segment of Songtalk Radio as well as received airplay on many  Community/Campus Stations throughout Canada and Internationally.


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